Been awhile since my washer gave me trouble.... Got a tub full of clothes and water and it went through the wash cycle w/o draining. Even was spinning. I have looked at the timer and manually advanced it. The timer appears to be OK--I can see it move and hear the switches click. No obvious signs of burnt out contacts. (besides, I replaced this timer about 2 years ago) Tub will agitate, spin, water will go on and off. Just won't drain. I think I got a bad drain valve, but want to make sure--what other troubleshooting can I do to isolate? I'm also pretty sure that I don't hear the solenoid engage, so I don't think I have a blockage.
Also, if I do have a bad drain valve, can someone tell me how to drain my washer so I can work on it??